7 Things That Make You a Better Software Engineer

There are 7 things that you can do to become a better software developer and software engineer:

  1. Set-aside time, like one or two hours per week, to read technical books or papers related to your field of work. Set-aside time to read one technical paper or book that is not related to your field of work per month.

    Recommended (software) engineering books:
    – Mythical Man-Month: https://amzn.to/3dyJQKa
    – Design Patterns: https://amzn.to/3GvnKog
    – The Pragmatic Programmer: https://amzn.to/3rNm4m4
    – Upstream: https://amzn.to/3oBGht6
    – The Innovation Stack: https://amzn.to/3EGPpSO
    – Clean Code: https://amzn.to/3oDRdq4
  2. Listen to podcasts, or watch screencasts about new technologies and approaches.
  3. Attend conferences and talks and most importantly try to ask questions or at least write down questions and try to figure out the answer for your self.
  4. Have fun! If you have fun doing something you will also become good at it.
  5. Discuss problems with your co-workers, you might be surprised how much you can learn from a good discussion.
  6. Help others, sometimes there is no better and satisfactory way than helping someone to solve a technical problem.
  7. Try something new! Whether it is a new programming language, new software architecting tool or a new software process model you’ll never know when you need it.

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